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WEEKLY RECAP: Do You Have to Be Passionate About What You Sell?

In our forty-fifth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A and updates from the road!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 316
Shout Outs & Listener Q&A:

Today we have a listener email from Janet in Phoenix, and a listener voicemail from Steven in New York.

Also! In today's Weekly Recap, we tackle the topic of whether or not you need to feel passionate about the product you're reselling—listen to the episode to learn more!

  • Janet: "Do you have to be passionate about something that you're reselling. What if you just find a good opportunity?"

    Steven: Steven has a question about subscription models, but his question doesn't have anything to do with the logistics of starting one—rather how to end one. He says that he feels like a lot of people are hesitant to start subscription based side hustles because they're not sure what to do if the side hustle doesn't end up working out. What do you do if you want to halt your subscription service?

If you have something you'd like to ask me or an update you'd like to share, I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a voice message on the website or call into the Side Hustle Hotline (Dial 844-9-HUSTLE // 844-948-7853), and your question may be featured on the show!


Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

  • Ep. 310 - This enterprising Aussie teen sells 50-75 lollipops a day, earning a 100% profit margin and drawing a crowd of happy customers that follow the sound of her jangling pockets. Don’t be a sucker—you need a hustle!
  • Ep. 311 - A teacher-turned-construction inspector aces his exams and creates a series of courses to help others entering the field
  • Ep. 312 - An artist uploads a drawing video to YouTube and discovers a massive audience for tutorials, allowing him to pay off debt and make a good living
  • Ep. 313 - She had worked in the music industry, but she had never performed—until she discovered a hidden talent that pays $200/hour
  • Ep. 314 - In a sign of the times of how popular side hustles are becoming, this substitute teacher hosts Tupperware-style parties where attendees use her stencils to make handcrafted signs. Rise and sign!
  • Ep. 315 - A lifelong interest in hemp leads a Kentucky woman to start an online marketplace for CBD oil
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


Weekly Update:

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The book is out at a bookstore near you (or purchase it online!), and I'm also about to start the ninth week of my 100-city book tour! My bags are packed, and my first stop this week is in Minneapolis (join me!). I hope to see you on the road! Here's where I'll be next:

  • Newark, NJ - November 19th
  • Nashville, TN - November 20th
  • Los Angeles, CA - November 27th
  • Santa Barbara, CA - November 28th

Don’t See Your City? Use the form at the bottom of this page, and let me know where I should go next! I’ll use your input to decide on future book tour stops. If we get enough people together in your city, I’ll be there!

Here's what's coming up next...

Each week I'll feature more stories from people who are starting side hustles without quitting their job. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming next week:

  • After spending 20+ years as a scout and volunteer, a woman creates a series of resources for troop leaders. Selling at just $3-5 an item, she earns $3,000-3,500 each month
  • A frustrated office worker “throws shade” on her feelings about coming to work each day—then gets paid for her complaints
  • After feeling jealous over a friend’s boat outing, a San Diego student creates a sharing economy platform to connect adventurers with gear

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